Ray Wise Cast as Y&R's Ian Ward image

Wise (Nikki Nelson/Wenn.com)

Dylan's dad.

According to TV Line, "Twin Peaks" actor Ray Wise has been cast in "The Young and the Restless" role of Ian Ward, Dylan's (Steve Burton) biological father, the cult leader who got Nikki (Melody Thomas Scott) pregnant. He begins shooting scenes on Friday December 13, and is expected to turn up onscreen around January 23. The character will play an important role in the lives of several Genoa City residents.

Ward is also known for his roles in numerous television series, including "Reaper" and "24," and movies such as "Jeepers Creepers 2" and "Robocop." In Daytime, he played Hal on "Days of our Lives" from 1982 to 1983, and Jamie on "Love Of Life" from 1970 - 1976.

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